Popular Indian food chain opens in Greenwich Village near NYU


WEST VILLAGE, NY – A popular Indian restaurant chain that focuses on authentic vegetarian street food recently opened in Greenwich Village, near New York University.

Honest, which began as a street cart at a large open-air food market in Ahmedabad, India, in the 1970s, opened its first Manhattan location at 176 Bleecker St.

This is Honest’s 31st location in the United States. The chain mainly opens in suburban areas with a large Indian population. The chain also has 60 outposts in India, two in Canada, two in Australia and two in Thailand.

“Honest chose a location on Bleecker Street, between MacDougal and Sullivan streets near the NYU campus to complete the concept loop; like Law Garden, the neighborhood is a popular dining destination with vibrant nightlife,” reads a statement. press on the opening.

The cuisine is centered around spice blends, Amul butter, fresh ingredients cooked from scratch, types of curries, rolls, dosa and types of sandwiches.

It also offers juices, Rose Lassi, hot tea, coffee and possibly plans to serve beer and wine.

A samosa dish courtesy of Honest. Photo courtesy of Maria Benvenuti

You can view the full menu here.

The new Greenwich Village location can accommodate 52 people at full capacity and has the following hours:

  • Sunday-Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thursday: noon to midnight
  • Friday-Saturday: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Greenwich Village Honest Kitchen is led by Chef Vasisht Ramasubramanian, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and former sous chef at Jean-George’s ABC Cocina.

“To our fellow countrymen and honorary Indians, we hope you remember home every time you eat at Honest,” reads the About section of Honest’s website. “As for our new visitors, we welcome you and promise to expand your palate with some of our favorite Indian street food.”


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